ESGR hosts Defense Advisory Board for Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve in Washington, DC

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The Defense Advisory Board for Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve serves to provide advice to the Secretary of Defense by promoting national understanding, appreciation, and support for the National Guard and Reserve

Mr. David Janes, of Newport Beach, California, Acting National Chairman of the National Committee for Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR) recently facilitated a meeting of the Defense Advisory Board (DAB) for Employer Support for the Guard and Reserve in Washington, DC.

The Defense Advisory Board for Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve serves to provide advice to the Secretary of Defense through the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Reserve Affairs, and the Under Secretary of Defense for Personnel and Readiness. This board of private and public employers recommends policies and priorities for the Department of Defense, by promoting national understanding, appreciation and support of the National Guard and Reserve.

In addition to his duties as Acting National Chairman of ESGR, Mr. Janes also assumed the role as Defense Advisory Board Chairman. “Our advice to the Department of Defense decision makers is directed at improving relations with employers who are impacted by Department of Defense decisions” said Janes.

Current board members are: The Honorable Mark Sanford, Jr., The Governor of South Carolina, Mr. Christopher K. Komisarjevsky, President and CEO of Burson-Marsteller Worldwide, Mr. Kenneth G. Langone, Founder and Managing Director of Invemed Associates, The Honorable Ray Martinez, Mayor of Fort Collins, Colorado, Mr. Attilio K. Leonardi, Fire Chief, City of Honolulu, Hawaii, Mr. Jeffery Crowe, Chairman and CEO, US Chamber of Commerce, Mr. Bradley T. Macdonald, Chairman and CEO of Medifast, Incorporated, Mr. Ken Gile, Director of Flight Operations for Southwest Airlines, Mr. James L. Pierce, Chairman Emeritus of ARINC, Mr. Walter P. Havenstein, Executive Vice President of BAE Systems North America, Mr. Bill Powell, President of Institute for Defense and Business, Mr. W. Thomas Musser, Chairman National Federation of Independent Business, The Reverend Donald Francis Reilly, O.S.A., Provincial of the Augustinian Order and Trustee Office of the Provincial, Villanova University. Also serving as Executive Secretary of DAB is Mr. Bob Hollingsworth, ESGR Executive Director.

For more Information about the Defense Advisory Board for Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve, ESGR Employer Outreach Programs and ESGR volunteer opportunities, please call 800-336-4590 or visit http://www.esgr.com.

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